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David B. Owsley II

David Owsley is a Member in the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group in Louisville. He practices complex and bet-the-company litigation in courts across the country, with subjects including intellectual property, commercial disputes, government investigations, product liability, international disputes, trusts and estates, antitrust, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, executive employment, legal ethics, professional liability, and constitutional law.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter, American Land Title Association, September 2017

3rd Circ. Won't Revive $80M Fragrance Secrets Row

by Dan Packel, Law360.com, February 12, 2016

Victory for Tech21 as OtterBox ends patent dispute with protective case rival

by Michael Garwood, MobileNews, September 15, 2015

Accepting the Dual Sovereignty Exception to Double Jeopardy: A Hard Case Study

81 Wash. U. L.Q. 765 (2003)

State Restrictions on Undocumented Noncitizens: The Interplay of Equal Protection, Federal Preemption and Federal Exclusivity

Speaker
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Leadership Louisville
Community Involvement

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2016

Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Attorney

Education
Before Stites & Harbison

During the summer of 2002, Dave worked for a law clinic in South Africa. Before law school, Dave worked as a research assistant and for a dot-com startup. He also completed the McIntire Business Institute program at the University of Virginia School of Commerce.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Dave has volunteered for the Legal Aid Society in representing individuals and families in housing related issues and forcible detainer actions.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Dave enjoys travel and has backpacked extensively in countries in Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2018-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-17)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Future Star (2015-19)

Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under Hot List (2016, 2018)

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Press Releases

Lawyer Monthly Names Stites & Harbison as Law Firm of the Year-USA for 2018 in Two Categories

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Lawyer Monthly has selected attorneys Mike Risley and David Owsley as well as Stites & Harbison, PLLC as recipients of the “Legal Awards 2018.” Risley and the firm won in the category of Benefits and Pensions – Law Firm of the Year – USA; Owsley and the firm won in the category of Technology, Data Privacy – Law Firm of the Year – USA.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 28, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation 2019 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and four as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 07, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation names David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Benchmark Litigation recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018. This is the second time that Owsley has earned this honor. Owsley is a...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 23, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation honors 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and five as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 26, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
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Stites obtains summary judgment dismissing the CFPB’s kickback claims against Borders & Borders PLC

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ending four years of litigation and a six-year investigation, on July 12, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson entered summary judgment dismissing all the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) claims against Borders &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2017
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Stites obtains summary judgment dismissing the CFPB's kickback claims against Borders & Borders PLC

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ending four years of litigation and a six-year investigation, on July 12, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson entered summary judgment dismissing all the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) claims against Borders &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2017
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
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Benchmark Litigation honors 14 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as a “Future Star” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 16, 2016
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Stites & Harbison Attorneys named to Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List for 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Benchmark Litigation recently released their inaugural Under 40 Hot List for 2016. The five Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys recognized include: Chad McTighe, David Owsley II, Bruce Paul, Cassidy Rosenthal and (former attorney) Angela...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2016
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
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Benchmark Litigation names 14 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and Two Future Stars for 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 14 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 03, 2015
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David Owsley selected for Leadership Louisville's Class of 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Leadership Louisville Center has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Owsley as a member of the Leadership Louisville program for 2016. The Class of 2016 will spend 10 months of training and...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 03, 2015
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Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Benchmark Litigation names 15 Stites & Harbison Litigation Stars and two Future Stars

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 15 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and two as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 13, 2014
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Stites & Harbison Obtains Defense Verdict in $80 Million Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

Stites & Harbison attorneys, Thad Barnes and David Owsley, successfully defended fragrance company Mane USA, Inc. in New Jersey federal court against allegations that the company conspired with perfumer James Krivda to misappropriate over 60...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 11, 2014
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Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
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Stites & Harbison names eight new members and one new counsel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2012)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that eight attorneys have been elected to membership in the law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The new members are: Chadwick A. McTighe, David...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 03, 2012